Over the past week we have been blown away by how fast our 16 year old work experience student Olawale Labulo who is from Peckham has picked up Revit and learnt about the fundamentals of BIM.
Having no experience whatsoever with Revit, and only using Sketchup for around 6 months, some of the work he produced is highly impressive. Not only getting to grips with modelling in Revit but also the understanding of some of the more advanced tools in Revit, for example modeling parametric array families has really impressed us all.
Below is a sample of some of the work he has been doing and a short snippet of his concluding statement. After giving him a simple house to model (which he completed in a couple of hours) he took matters into his own hands and started to design his own building (apparently inspired from the computer game Minecraft!).
Here at BIM.Technologies I learnt how to use Revit at the basic level; learning how to make families, stairs, floors, ceilings, roofs and rendering. I also learned what they did as a job; help fix problems in building designs that they found in big builds they have been assigned with.
This experience at BIM.Technologies hasn’t motivated me to pursue a career in Architecture because before coming to work at BIM.Technologies I already knew what career I wanted to pursue; to become an Architect. However it did give me a further insight to what was to expect in the line of Architecture. So overall I have always been motivated to pursue a career in Architecture, but this experience has enhanced the motivation I have in becoming an Architect.
The things I find interesting about these professions is that they get to work on wonderful buildings in London and across the UK. The thought of knowing that u help in the construction of an iconic building or just a wonderful looking build brings great joy to me.
Ola is sure to be a future star of Architecture or any other career he decides to pursue. All of us here at BIM.Technologies wish him the best of luck in whatever he decides to do, and hope he remembers us when he’s famous!
Great to see the passion and skills of the future generation. Thanks also to Alison Watson from Class of your own who arranged Olawale’s stay with us, and who does fantastic work to promote and inspire school children into a career in Architecture, Engineering and Construction!
In a first of its kind programme, the UK’s leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultancy BIM.Technologies has launched training division CAMPUS in partnership with Northern Construction Training, offering a free BIM course to young people.
The free 12-week course will provide 19 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with an intensive introduction covering all essential aspects of BIM at CAMPUS, a purpose-built training suite in Gosforth’s Spaceworks, specifically designed to cater for teaching and building useable, relevant BIM skills.
It has seen an impressive take-up since applications opened; however organisers are now encouraging individuals to apply for the final few places available in the lead-up to the start date, 5 August 2013, as the course is proving to be hotly subscribed.
BIM.Technologies BIM Trainer Peter Morton (pictured) said: “There are only a limited number of places available on this unique foundation course for BIM but we are looking for individuals to enrol who are prepared to make a time investment and who are enthusiastic about finding a job in the construction industry.
“It is also important to highlight that the employment opportunities on completion of the course will be construction industry-wide and not just open to those pursuing a career as a future architect.”
Through learning the processes and giving first hand industry exposure, the skills secured will be instantly transferable into the workplace and will enable young people to make a valued contribution to their employer in the early stages of their career.
BIM.Technologies – a company that has worked behind the scenes with some of the UK’s biggest clients, contractors and consultants – is the first to make steps towards bridging academia and business in the BIM arena in this pilot scheme.
CAMPUS utilises the most up-to-date hardware and software, and the City & Guilds Accredited course is delivered by an Autodesk Certified Professional with both industry and academic teaching experience.
The course culminates in an evening of the students’ BIM portfolio presentations to prospective employers in the construction industry.
Peter concludes: “At BIM.Technologies, we are committed to bridging the skills gap in the industry and by ‘up-skilling’ our students this way, we hope to facilitate the transition between academic BIM and industry BIM – and ultimately improve the employment prospects of young people.
“The government targets set out in Construction 2025 will only be achievable if we invest in young people and start to think differently now. With this in mind, we will certainly be looking to make this a permanent facility.”
The course runs from 5 August 2013 to 25 October 2013 at Spaceworks in Newcastle upon Tyne, and takes place 9.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. For more information or to find out how to enrol, visit www.BIMcampus.co.uk or follow @campusBIM on Twitter.
Campus, a new initiative from BIM.Technologies is a FREE 12 week BIM training course based in Newcastle, UK for 19-24 year olds.
- Have you recently finished your university degree or not in education, employment or training?
- Interested in developing your skills in the architecture, engineering and construction industry?
- Wanting to increase your employment prospects?
If you answer yes to all or any of the above, then BIM.Technologies Campus may be just what you are looking for. A Free 12 week training course where you will learn new software and workflows to help you progress your career.
Lead trainer Peter Morton, a BIM expert with vast experience teaching and training will guide you through an intense 12 week course in our new purpose made BIM training suite located in Newcastle, UK.
If you are interested, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org – The first course starts on 5th August until the 25th October. Sign up early to avoid disappointment. This is a fantastic and unique opportunity for anyone who fulfills the requirements of the course.
To stay up to date with all the latest news and info from Campus, follow us on Twitter here
You have probably all noticed a fantastic new site which was launched at BIM Show Live 2013 called BIM Crunch.
BIM Crunch is a BIM news and views portal bringing you the latest and most up to date information on all that is happening within the BIM community. From interviews, opinions, pictures, videos and much more! You will also find my BIM Diary embedded on the site as under the events category.
BIMcrunch brings together the latest thoughts, opinions and news from the top thinkers in BIM. Creating a place that shares the latest blogs, tweets, news articles and events alongside our own in-depth feature interviews and opinion pieces, BIMcrunch is the place to go for what’s trending in BIM.
The BIM community is fast-paced and has some exceptional thinkers and innovators with insightful views and opinions, plus there’s the construction projects that are pushing BIM boundaries and the latest technology advances – we’ll cover them all at BIMcrunch.
Powered by _space group but produced by an independent team of staff writers, contributors and industry bloggers we want to share your BIM news and thoughts so if you’ve got a story, guest column or idea tell us at email@example.com Remember, the BIMcrunch community goes wider than our thoughts, see what’s being talked about on our Forum or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook etc…
Make sure to check back over the coming weeks as all the presentation materials, photos and videos from the excellent BIM Show Live 2013 will be uploaded exclusively to BIM Crunch! You will already find some fantastic articles from some of the biggest names in BIM available to view, and the best thing is; it’s completely free!
I am delighted to announce that as of 4th March 2013 I will be joining the BIM.Technologies team in London. BIM.Technologies is the UK’s leading BIM consultancy, working behind the scenes with some of the UK’s biggest clients, contractors and consultants.
We use our expertise and the latest model based technology to solve complex problems in construction, streamlining its process. We reduce risk, cost, time, waste and energy from your project by applying more thought.
We dont just use the technology for the sake of it, we review and select the best tools, software and processes to do the job in hand. We provide the protocols, infrastructure and expertise to deliver your project.”
BIM.Technologies is part of the _Space Group who also own BIM Store which I am sure you are all aware of already – as well as helping with projects and social media, I will be helping create content for BIM Store which I am very much looking forward to. BIM.Technologies also co-host BIM Show Live, which is an extremely popular BIM event here in the UK – Make sure to check it out below!
For more information, or to find out about some of the cool work that BIM.Technologies currently undertake, check out their website here, or follow @bimtechnologies and @BIMStore on Twitter for the latest news and updates.
I feel BIM.Technologies will be the ideal company for me, and are exactly the kind of innovative, forward-thinking, technology driven company that I have been looking for. I am very excited and looking forward to getting started in March. I would finally like to say many thanks to all the team who showed interest in me!